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Raats Chenin Blanc Old Vine 2007

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Pale yellow with green flecks. Pineapple, peach and Golden Delicious apple flavours with crisp acidity and a lingering finish. This wine has not only done well in the Platter guide but also is Decanter''s top ten wines for under GBP15.

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Raats:
It is their mission to consistently produce Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc of outstanding quality from South Africa and to establish these wines as international benchmarks.   The Raats family lives for and dreams about these two varieties and passionately produces wines they believe are truly distinct from old vineyards in the Stellenbosch area east of Cape Town. They have earned a... Read more
It is their mission to consistently produce Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc of outstanding quality from South Africa and to establish these wines as international benchmarks.   The Raats family lives for and dreams about these two varieties and passionately produces wines they believe are truly distinct from old vineyards in the Stellenbosch area east of Cape Town. They have earned a reputation internationally as a New World leader in the production of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc.    To sum up this wine in two words: world class. Ignore at your own risk.   "I hope that my praise of Bruwer Raats and Mzokhona Mvemve’s astounding MR de Compostella helps put this wine on the map,” Neal Martin of Wine Advocate said.   Raats Family Wines are specialists in the crafting of exceptional wines from Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc. The MR de Compostella 2011 scored of 95 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (Nov 2013)   Read less

Editorial Reviews for Raats Chenin Blanc Old Vine

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,956
4.00 5
06/29/2010

Fairly deep and somewhat evolved showing dark honey tones, a bit of subtle wood, and a gamy, meaty edge to the dried quincy fruit with a definite cheesy edge here. On entry this is very finely focused with a leading knife-edge of acid leading to a coiled mid-palate of yellow and spicy fruit. There is nice flesh here with a touch of tannins and smoky, candle wax high tones in the mouth. This is really showing tightly with plenty of refreshing acid and a long finish with nice minerality and crisp sour apple tones. This would show well against chilled shellfish. 89pts


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3.50 5
08/13/2010

Slightly funky apple aromas. A bit of toast there too. Flavors are emollient but still crisp, creamy and smooth. Lots of apple and pear flavors.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
2.50 5
10/12/2008

Medium acidity, very oily with some meatiness, typical of a Chenin Blanc. Less extreme than the traditional French Chenin's. Not bad. Its not my grape of choice (too funky), but this is toned down and more approachable.


Snooth User: Chelsey E
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3.00 5
08/03/2010

A little "stinkiness" but with some nice pineapple flavors. Sweet and summery.


Snooth User: NikkiGert
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4.00 5
08/02/2010

I loved the citrus/honey combination of flavors. Great table wine.


Snooth User: iceobar
21178368
2.50 5
08/23/2009

not bad, slightly dry and crisp with mild apple taste. Wouldn't be my personal choice but friends enjoyed


Snooth User: Tedzepplin
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5.00 5
11/09/2010

Five glasses



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Pale yellow with green flecks. Pineapple, peach and Golden Delicious apple flavours with crisp acidity and a lingering finish. This wine has not only done well in the Platter guide but also is Decanter''s top ten wines for under GBP15.

Dietary Information: Kosher


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